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Reality for Radicals
By Takuan Seiyo
Created 2010-06-06 09:59
These days, one who would write about the unfolding meeting of the West with the Wall of Reality must choose every day whether to write on that day or take some action to protect his family from what he’d be writing about.
Financially, escape is no longer possible, for the crumple zone of the careening vehicle has already been smashed. Insane governments have turned a crisis of imprudent banking into a crisis of imprudent sovereign debt. To cure a disease of debt they have issued more debt. To address a fundamental crisis of insolvency, they are pumping the stock Keynesian emetic as though this were a crisis of liquidity. Like Michael Crichton’s environmentalists (1), destroying Nature they arrogantly wanted to manage, pedigreed economists at the helm of the West’s fiscal and monetary destiny have engaged in ignorant, incompetent, and disastrously intrusive intervention that will be followed by attempts to repair the intervention, followed by attempts to repair the damage caused by the repair.
One after another, fiat currencies are catching fire, as all paper promises by lying governments must. Flight into the perceived safety of U.S. Treasury bonds buys the debt paper of the biggest Greece of them all. Stocks have crashed. If money printing brings them up again it won’t last, for consumer demand itself has cratered. Flight into gold leads into a blind alley foreclosed by the evil vampire squids either through naked shorts that suppress the price as a favor to Leviathan or through fictional fractional business that allows them to sell 100 bars of paper gold against each one they own.
Naked shorting, i.e. selling commodities you neither own nor borrowed is simply a con job akin to selling the Brooklyn Bridge or Eiffel Tower. That such an institutionalized swindle is allowed attests to the fundamental disconnect from Reality and moral bankruptcy not merely of the greedy Crooks but of the governments that have abandoned their few needed and legitimate functions, salient among which is being the honest cop in the bustling marketplace.
Instead, governments are busy pulling off their own mega-swindles, such as promising too many costly entitlements to too many people and misspending enormous funds on social engineering at home and stupid pet causes abroad. Those funds are raised through confiscation from legitimate citizens via onerous taxation, borrowing in international Ponzi schemes, and diluting the currency through “quantitative easing.” The latter forfeits the government’s second needed function: to preserve the value of the currency it issues.
Throughout the West, Karl Marx is smiling even as gangster financial manipulators loot the world with impunity. It’s from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
In the U.S., the government has coerced banks to grant mortgages to millions of favored minorities, irrespective of prospects of repayment. When, inevitably, the mortgages went sour and the banks crashed, the government transferred all that fictional finance onto its own books underwritten by the taxpayers’ money. In Europe, the Northern people who work, produce and save have been forced out of their sound currencies to enable their Body Snatcher (2) elites to subsidize via the common euro the Southern people who play, consume and borrow. When the inevitable happened, the Eurocrats are transferring further trillions from the Northerners, to bail out the Southerners.
As each level of fiction collapses before the onslaught of offended Reality, many more levels of lies remain. The massive foundation of social, economic, cultural, biological, political and geopolitical illusions on which the modern Western state perches as though on a layer of sweet and airy meringue is already so pitted and fissured that all but diehard Snatchers perceive it. Alas, frank public debate of the underlying phantom crossbars is proscribed by Snatcher laws and speech codes. Moreover, the majority of the population is hostile to such debate, for it’s guy-wired by Pod mental chipsets implanted by the state’s compulsory education and remotely controlled by all other major social institutions nonstop for the last 45 years.
Unlike in the financial area, social and martial crashes are still avoidable in theory, but will not be avoided because the ruling elites refuse to discern their true causes and the majorities that vote them in are too far-gone to change that. In the decohered Inverse Reality foisted on the West by its ruling class, nothing can make sense or is ever predictable. It’s all a series of random events while we, free of the burden of facts and their patterns, can proceed gloriously toward a vision of ever more perfect Justice, Equality and Peace.
When a Pakistani U.S. citizen whom it was sheer lunacy to let into the country and naturalize in the first place is caught after trying to pulverize the Saturday night crowd at Times Square, AP’s syndicated headline reads, “NY car bomb suspect cooperates, but motive mystery.” After all, Faisal Shahzad was just another Man in a Grey Flannel Suit Connecticut commuter, was he not?
Before Shahzad was apprehended, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speculated that the terrorist was a right-wing (read “White”) person with rancor toward the Obama regime. After he was apprehended, Bloomberg’s main expressed concern was not for the string of attacks by American Muslims on the country that adopted them (3), but was stated as, “We will not tolerate any bias or backlash against Pakistani or Muslim New Yorkers."
The collective insanity is too big to grasp in its totality, but Mayor Bloomberg is a compact case study. At a net worth of $18 billion, Bloomberg is the 8th richest person in the United States. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Harvard. No idiot can amass such a fortune and such degrees. So why would Bloomberg rant about the recent Arizona law aimed at controlling illegal immigration? That law (here and here), is after all consistent with federal laws that are already on the books, except the federal government refuses to enforce them.
'We are committing national suicide,” Bloomberg said, "People are developing new drugs in India, rather than here. They're going to win the next Nobel Prize in China or in Europe not here. If we want to have a future,we need to have more immigrants here."
There is one tiny flaw with His Honor’s empathic assertion. 80% of the 12 – 20 million illegal immigrants who have flooded Arizona and most of America are Western hemisphere nonwhites semi literate not just in English but in Spanish. Their mean IQ is 82 -83 (4). An IQ of 100 is the necessary minimum to absorb the curriculum of a real high school teaching real subjects like math, chemistry, Cervantes in Spanish and Shakespeare in English rather than Chicano pride, Afro-American studies, safe sex and basketball. And that 100 IQ, which happens to be the White mean, would still be short at least three Standard Deviations (i.e. 45 IQ points) from the level at which Nobel-quality science work is possible.
Only 0.135% of Whites have an IQ at that level, and the relevant percentage among the vast majority of (non-East Asian) immigrants is much smaller. But Bloomberg’s mental chip is plugged into a lie so fixed and guarded by dragon words like ‘racism’ and ‘discrimination’ that he could not possibly assimilate the foregoing without having to erase his internal Operating System. It’s like seeing the sun rise in the East and set in the West, and then being told that the Earth revolves around the sun. “Burn the heretic!”
Consider Lenin’s advice applied by the Snatchers faithfully to sell their multiculti falsehoods: “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” After 45 years of an accelerated Long March through every Western institution, society is now not only controlled and manipulated at will by Gnostic Loons fired up by fanatical religious zeal, but largely populated by pitiable Pod creatures “snatched” by the Loons in a multi-generational campaign. All gyre in some Inverse Reality vortex that bears no resemblance to actual life on Earth.
Indeed, observing Western society in its throes is like looking at a poor little ant, its head torn off, the body staggering, trying to make sense of Reality without the organ it needs for perceiving it. Consider NATO soldiers running around Kandahar looking for terrorists and vying for the “courageous restraint” award that can be won by not firing their weapons even when their lives are at risk. And that’s after their commanders have doubled that risk by forcing the soldiers to patrol enemy territory with unloaded weapons. Meanwhile, Western governments import the cousins of the terrorists at whom NATO soldiers may not fire, so that they can blow up the soldiers’ wives and cousins back home.
Once here, even the law-abiding, peaceful majority of imported Muslims becomes a conduit and apologist for terrorism. Melanie Phillips has named Great Britain’s National Association of Muslim Police “The thin blue line of jihad.” In a similar pattern, White Pod populations consistently vote in nonwhite “minorities” into high political office in order to be repeatedly disfranchised by such office holders who simultaneously advance their ethnic tribes by illegitimate means. A small sample might include Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Black U.S. Congressmen, and the entire B.H. Obama presidency in a salient pattern that thick books will be written about, alas, too late.
How much smarter the West’s Muslim enemies are. They have their Koran that specifies their military mission in exact terms not fuzzed by lying idiocies like calling Islam “religion of peace” or granting awards for not smiting the infidels. They have their empirical traditions encapsulated in proverbs and parables that any goatherd can understand. How about, “Better a thousand enemies outside the house than one inside.”
To discuss Reality, one does not have to deploy polysyllabic words with Greek and Latin endings. A PhD dissertation written in German is not needed. Reality is what is. We have known for a hundred thousand years what is.
Repeat empirical evidence of Reality is programmed into our genes; for instance the “flight or fight” response. Your body will rarely make the error of trying to wrestle down a grizzly bear, yet your postmodern nation is committed to spawning horrific grizzly bears forever and forcing you at the point of the government’s gun to wrestle them every day of your life.
Reality is also encoded in our cultural legacy. Consider Genesis 3:15, God’s curse on the serpent: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in vain for her heel.” I call it time-tested advice for survival, if needing some caveats for various garter and black (e.g. Coluber constrictor) snakes. But modern-day Loons would call it prejudice, racial profiling and hate speech. And Gnostic Loons who hold the levers of power will deliberately force you to venture barefoot among the vipers, to cure you of your prejudices.
Reality does not need a battery of sociologists to tabulate and ameliorate it. Hear the Welsh priest George Herbert, who counseled in his 1651 Jacula Prudentium, "He that lies with the dogs riseth with fleas." How do the liaisons of your country with the rogue nations of the Third World look in light of this apothegm? Or consider what Benjamin Franklin wrote in Poor Richard's Almanack sometime in the 1740s: "Nine men in ten are suicides." How does the theory and practice of the neo-socialist “social justice” redistributive state look in light of this six-word crystallization of Reality?
Here is Aesop, writing 2600 years ago on the Muslim jihad-from-within enabled by the Loons, and the rise of the Chinese Frankenstein enabled by the Crooks in the Reality-averse contemporary West:
“A Man came into a Wood one day with an axe in his hand, and
begged all the Trees to give him a small branch which he wanted
for a particular purpose.
The Trees were good-natured and gave him one of their branches.
What did the Man do but fix it into the axe head, and soon set to work
cutting down tree after tree.
Then the Trees saw how foolish they had been in giving their enemy
the means of destroying themselves.”
The Masters of the West have little interest in such eternal verities. They have their apothegms and sages’ advice too, but those are not about discerning and respecting Reality but about how to foist on their subjects the Parallel Universe version. They particularly revere this Stalin gem: “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
Lenin and Stalin and Alinsky have been alive and well and tunneling diligently in every Western government, city, school and media outlet since 1965, and more leisurely so in the prior decades. Reality is systematically displaced by lies, implanted at childhood, cultivated assiduously through 12 years of public education, reinforced at every step in the covert premises behind all products of the entertainment and news industry, codified and enforced at law and preached ceaselessly by political leaders and emulated celebrities. About those celebrities, Time Magazine will be happy to tell you that Taylor Swift is the ninth most influential person in the world.
The Major Lies are like faces on Mount Rushmore that cannot be dislodged except if the mountain itself crumble. The chief lie and the cause of practically all of the Loons’ crimes and depredations is the lie of Equality. The Loons’ subsidiary lies are the noisily imputed White “Racism” and its Parallel Universe myth of the noble and congenitally nonracist Person of Color, from which are synthesized the overriding commandments of “Diversity,” “Tolerance, “Social Justice” and Nondiscrimination. The Crooks have their major Lies too: the undeclared pox of the “global economy” and the fraudulent manipulations of fiat money, fractional banking, imprudent leverage, financial capitalism and Keynesian economics.
These lies have been destroying the West at a logarithmic progression. The only mechanism that still works truthfully, except when rigged by the hedge boys and other Crooks -- is the stock market. And so, on 6 May 2010 -- the day when it transpired that California high school students wearing American flag T-shirts had been sent home because it was the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo , and a high school in Texas celebrated said holiday by putting up a Mexican flag and then suspending a student for removing it, and the Hispanic fifth column launched a boycott of Arizona over its “anti-immigrant” law, and it transpired that a black US Congressman, Andre Carson, said that “Tea Party [read “White”] protesters are one of the largest threats to our Internal Security” a few days after a Pakistani immigrant almost blew up Times Square, and the greasy black race hustler Al Sharpton – the toast of America’s ruling elite - said that there won’t be true Social Justice until everything is equal in everybody’s house, and it transpired that Comedy Central is developing a cartoon showmaking fun of Jesus Christ while tiptoeing around Muhammad pbuh, and Faisal Shahzad had been on Homeland Security’s list since 1999 , and Jenny Watson, a left-wing gender merit promotion and Great Britain’s Chairman of the Electoral Commission presided over a Third World chaos election that favored the Looters (who have their days) over the Looted (who work and can’t vote until the evening), and the Snatcher subprime mortgage “Home-ownership Justice” lunatic black hole known as Freddie Mac requested an additional 10.6 billion dollar bailout after a prior $50 billion bailout, and the riots in Greece intensified and it became clear to experts that the Greek Crook Conflagration was uncontainable either in Greece or in the world at large -- a notion that “From Meccania to Atlantis” voiced two months earlier as “We are all pigs now” -- on that day, the stock market experienced “one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history”, dropping 9.2% before ending the day with a “mere” 3.2% loss.
The Loons have destroyed the social capital of the West, and the Crooks have misallocated, misappropriated or simply incinerated the financial capital reserves of the West. Much of its industrial base too, particularly in the United States. It’s a little more complicated, because the Loons have incinerated much of that financial capital themselves through corrupt or idiotic government initiatives, and the Crooks have a big hand in the Loons’ lunacy. It’s perhaps because the symbiosis between the Loons and Crooks works partly by interpollination, in contrast to the Body Snatcher manner of reproduction of 100% Loons, which is by asexual parthogenesis.
Consider, for instance, that George Soros is the moneybags of the Loon Party, Ted Turner has given a $1 billion donation to the branch of Hamas known as United Nations, Richard Branson finances an ultra-liberal international socialist cabal named The Elders, Bill Gates created a $1-billion scholarship fund restricted to nonwhites, and Goldman Sachs gave to “minority-owned” small businesses half a billion of its $13 billion bailout received from the 50% of Americans, overwhelmingly White, who pay taxes. Although that move was probably a tactic of a clever squid that, when caught in a trap by a clever Loon – in this case B. Hussein Obama – sacrifices one of its many arms to “social justice” in order to be able to push on.
The interpollination works in other ways too. The Crooks, for instance, worship at the altar of “Growth.” Growth is predicated on foisting the most useless stuff on the most stupid segments of the population, particularly the 9 -24 years old: from Nintendo to Facebook, from Rap to Horror films, from Cocoa Puffs to 500 TV channels bubbling with imbecilic crap.
That works wonderfully for the Loons, because the stupider and more decadent the populace gets, the more oblivious it is to its hijacking by the Peace and Justice crowd and its Crook allies. This has now grown to such dimensions that Undocumented Democrats in Arizona march with demands for free healthcare, jobs, housing, food and no taxes, while all that occupies the New York Times and its clucking Brahmin faithful is the “nativist apoplexy” of the "bigoted," "hysterical," "vicious," "snarling" racists who enacted Arizona’s lifeline law, and all those other racists in the Tea Party. What’s worse, “conservative” pundits spend much of their time protesting that the Tea Party is not racist.Reality, however, is racist, if only in statistical approximations. It is here and it’s everywhere, except it’s taboo.
The world in which we live now is a National Geographic documentary showing in HD colors a giant vampire squid interlaced with a host of stinging jellyfish to trap a family of sea mammals on a bed of piercing coral. The squid and its gelatinous allies treat their hostages with deep-gouging bites and swipes while fanning the waters to attract migratory parasites and aid their adhesion in the trapped creatures’ bodies. Escape if foreclosed partly by the punishing coral spears of the metastized legal code of every Western country, enacted by raving Snatcher solons in chunks of 2000 unread pages full of disastrous intended and unintended consequences and interpreted solely by Loon judges and law professors. It’s all a vivid combination of tactics to weaken, burden and deplete the large prey so that the Looters Coalition be able to close in for the final feast.
Above this idyllic scene hovers the large-beyond-measure Leviathan, ostensibly protecting all in its shade but in reality having long ago entered into a pact with the squid and the jellyfish to block the hostages’ escape routes. In fact, since the 2009 assumption of U.S. presidency by B. Hussein Obama and the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, Leviathan is the overt capo di tutti capi of this particular ecosystem.
But here things get more interesting. While it’s the giant vampire squid that’s the trapped creatures’ most damaging foe, and Leviathan the most dangerous, it’s the stinging jellyfish that are the most effective disablers. They do so by emitting sweet gurgling subsonic sounds that seem to enchant and pacify the large but passive manatees on the coral floor. The captives are so enthralled by the peace and social justice cooing that they are paying no attention to their growing wounds from the coral below and the stings from above. Moreover, they seem confused and incoherent relative to the alarming number of barnacles growing on their flukes and slowly disabling them, aided by the depleting sucking of nutrients by the endoparasites within.
The tighter the grip of the Club of Crooks and Loons, the more disastrous the fate of the people. “California's Suicide,” headlined an IDB editorial, commenting but on 5% of the political and fiscal madness that turned America’s paradise into the archetypical Loon Land. “Welcome to the once-Golden State, where legislators seem to take delight in tearing down all the things that once made it the greatest place to live in America — and possibly the world.”
The grip is tightening by the day. “We know who you are” , announces a recent ad campaign of the government of Pennsylvania, the cradle of America’s liberty. Problem is, the last time I heard that line it was uttered by Robert De Niro as the gangster Jimmy Conway in “Goodfellas.”
Pizza in Loon Land
Take a happiness–giving item like pizza. What could possibly be controversial about pizza. Yet, in Snatcher State -- the land of inverted reality -- pizza becomes an instrument of mass murder. Hardly a week goes by in the United States when a pizza delivery person is not robbed, shot and murdered. Just a quick sample of recent cases would comprise this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this , this and this. This pizza delivery man escaped death by shooting his assailant first.
The race of the persons involved in this syndrome is unmentionable in Snatcher society. For the sake of clarity, with few exceptions the murderers are Afro-Americans and the delivery men are equally poor Whites and Asians. The difference is that the Afro-Americans relieve their poverty by robbery and murder, and the Whites and Asians, by hard work.
It is legally risky for pizza shops to refuse delivery to high crime areas -- what’s known as redlining -- because those are invariably Black areas. Again, the “disparate impact” legal doctrine from hell that we have visited before.
Pizza shops that desire to save their employees’ lives by refusing to deliver to risky areas are set upon through Snatcher “racial discrimination” lawfare. They must stop “discriminating” and continue to subject their employees to probable slaughter, face ruinous lawsuits by Leviathan’s prosecutors, or just close down outright. As a result, pizza delivery ranks as the fifth most dangerous job in the United States.
The murderous lawfare engages the enormous edifice of federal, state and local governments’ “Civil Rights” laws and prosecutorial mechanism. Snatcher Journals thrive with titles like “SERVICE REDLINING: The New Jim Crow?”, and Snatcher cities like San Francisco pass ordinances making it illegal to "single out” parts of service areas. In other words, better for many innocent people to die than for Reality to be acknowledged.
This is not simply “liberal ideology.” It’s institutionalized, 2nd degree mass murder. And all Western institutions operate based on the same principle.
“Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength,” said General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, when diversity in the shape of Major Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 U.S. soldiers and wounded 30 inside a U.S. Army base in Texas. “And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
Exactly like with the pizza. Better to sacrifice some soldier grunts to Moloch every few weeks than to cause offense to protected minorities or pieties whether domestic or foreign. Except that, with the Western rulers’ determination to protect actual and potential jihadis and to treat their own Whites as the enemy to suppress, and with Pakistan’s, Iran’s and North Korea’s excellent nuclear adventure proceeding apace, Moloch’s impliedhecatomb grows by the day.
The title of this Part, “Reality for Radicals,” is a play on the title of the book Rules for Radicals – the clever manifesto by Saul Alinsky at whose virtual feet sat the leaders of the ruling elite, starting with the Community Organizer in Chief, B. H. Obama, America’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and probably the entire nomenklatura of Socialist International.
Nevertheless, this opinion channel, this writer and these readers are no Radicals. They are Regulars. On the major issues of life and society they stand roughly in the same zone where stood the Greatest Generation -- their Nazi-smashing grandparents. It’s just that the Snatchers have snatched the goal posts too, and moved them to the far left corner of the field.
The Regulars are radical only in the sense that George Orwell prophesied when he wrote in 1984: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” The true radicals are the 60’s bomb-throwers who now run media empires, universities, legislatures, courts and whole nations. A socialist black chauvinist disciple of Franz Fanon and friend of the Weather Underground is now the adored Most Powerful Man in the World. A demented lefto-fool paedophile like Daniel Cohn-Bendit is a respected German politician and a prominent force in the European Parliament. The erstwhile treasurer of the Soviet-financed useful idiot organization Britain’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is now the European Union’s foreign minister going by the title Baroness Ashton of Upholland. A moveable feast it is, a Snatcher cotillion.
A year ago in this space, I wrote:
“The steering wheel is in the unprisable grip of crash-test dummies. A large majority of the passengers are altered Pods, happy to be on a ride toward a democratic, "progressive" future--peaceful, diverse, integrated, free of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, inequality and all things nasty. [Snip] The way to exit the Pod vehicle is to separate from the Body Snatchers and their clients as completely as the law of the land and human ingenuity allow, now. Walking out, retreating from the Pod domain is the only way to bring Reality to bear on its deniers. Persuasion, rhetoric, political propaganda, electoral politics cannot do it. A chip that has been molded to oscillate only at one frequency cannot be made to vibrate to another.”
I identified a tactic of withdrawal, retreat and physical separation from the Pods that I called Exodus, or “General Kutuzov, meet John Galt,” but left a caveat for the subsequent consideration of Leviathan’s part in all this. That having been completed, two additional features need to be incorporated in Exodus. The first one, that we borrowed from the Left’s playbook and called in Part 15 “reverse Cloward–Piven” is warranted by the accelerating campaign of sabotage and destruction of the Western peoples by their Snatcher elites. The second one is Community.
“How long can a people remain a People when its leaders side with its foes?” asked Andrew McCarthy in a recent article. McCarthy refers to the recent appearance before the U.S. Congress of Felipe Calderón, the president of the corrupt Mexican narco-state, in order to blast the State of Arizona for trying to protect itself from drowning under a tide of illegal Mexican immigrants. Calderón’s hostile tongue-lashing of the semi-sovereign people of Arizona received a standing ovation from two-thirds of U.S. Congress and from the assembled officials of the Obama administration.
“For the first time in our history,” wrote McCarthy, “we have a president who would be much more comfortable sitting in a room with Bill Ayers than sitting in a room with me. We have a governing class that is too often comfortable with anti-American radicals, with rogue and dysfunctional governments that blame America for their problems, and with Muslim Brotherhood ideologues who abhor individual liberty, capitalism, freedom of conscience, and, in general, Western enlightenment. To this president and his government, I am the problem. Americans who champion life, liberty, and limited government are not just the loyal opposition; they are deemed potential terrorists, and are derided with considerably more intensity than the actual terrorists. Arizona — for criminalizing criminal activity, for defending its sovereignty and protecting its citizens’ lives and property — is slandered as a human-rights violator.”
The strategic goal of Exodus is, quite simply, to save from destruction Western Civilization and those parts of its original carrier peoples that feel allegiance to that civilization. One might call it Conservatism, in the true meaning of the world. But to go beyond mere survival, beyond the reactive work of conservation, one must aim to regenerate Western Civilization. To do so, it is necessary not only to beat back the Pod Invaders from Outer Space who have captured and derailed it, but also to consider where that civilization has taken wrong turns unbidden by its enemies, and to avoid repeating those errors. For a Renaissance to occur, Conservatives had better abandon the futile hope of recrossing the river back to the right bank in the spot where the West once crossed it to the left one. After all, a founding father of this civilization, Heraclitus, stated that you can’t step into the same river twice.
To withstand the crushing power of Leviathan and of the brain-altered majority of its population, and to do the building work of Renaissance, it is mandatory to engage in community organizing. But before one checks out Alinsky from the library or calls the charismatic Alinsky-method star trainer B.H. Obama for guidance, one must realize that we don’t have a community. There is nothing to organize.
The Left has communities. Alinsky and Obama were not organizing a countrywide socialist party. They were organizing the South Side of Chicago, where the preacher Jeremiah Wright also was organizing the 8500 members of his congregation along his particular hate-whitey memes. The New York Jewish Left pulling much of America’s intellectual wagon concentrates in Manhattan’s West side. Europe’s toxic imams preside over toxic congregations, not merely seditionist websites.
Every Western city worthy of that appellation has at least one major quarter where every other building shelters either a socialist organization or a social venue for socialists. Street signs are peppered with code words like Alliance, Coalition, Foundation, Project and Community -- for the word “community” itself has become a fighting word of the Left. In that part of town, the bookstores have a particularly rich inventory of Loon publications, the coffee houses sell Fair-Trade coffee, and the organic co-ops post on community bulletin boards notices of upcoming meetings evolving around Peace, Justice, Change, Diversity, Community Building, Equity, Racism, White Privilege, Heteronormativity and so on. Che Guevara T-shirts, dreadlocks, tattoos, body piercings, skinny young men and massive butch lesbians abound, and any Black visible is surrounded by an adoring coterie of Whites. That’s community.
Except at the lowest socio-economic and culturally arid end, Western men and women who still retain their own minds free of Snatcher programming, who abhor living in the Snatchers’ Parallel Universe headed for meltdown, have nothing of the sort. For community is a place where people live and create who feel kinship with each other based on shared values, loyalties and ideas, shared economic and political interests, shared common culture and shared love of the place. Community has physical, not virtual, networks. Its members bump into each other on the street and at the grocer’s, its children go to the same schools, its dads volunteer at the same fire patrol, and its moms drop by each other’s house for mutual support.
The West’s first Renaissance had its Venice, Genoa and Milan, Bruges, Antwerp and Amsterdam, Bremen, Mainz and Danzig, Paris and London. For a second Renaissance to occur, it must have a purchase in some identifiable communities too.
(1) Michael Crichton, State of Fear, Avon Books, 2004, p. 534.
(2) Body Snatcher, Pod, Snatcher State, all relate to the central metaphor of this series. The basic analogy reverts to Part 1, where we cited the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In the film, alien “Body Snatchers” produce giant legume Pods in hothouses and other hatcheries. The Pods grow into new Body Snatchers who replace living people while appearing to be identical to them. The new Body Snatchers then grow new Pods from which new Body Snatchers develop – until the whole population has been “snatched.”
(3) Michelle Malkin listed some here and Robert Spencer, here.
(4) Dr. Jason Richwine, a scholar with the AEI, calculated the average IQ of American immigrant groups in his unpublished Harvard doctoral dissertation. The summary of this data was posted in Steve Sailer’s blog as follows:
With the comparison base being the American Whites’ mean IQ of 100 and a standard deviation of 15, new legal immigrant groups’ mean IQs are:
- European: 99
- India: 112
- Northeast Asia: 106
- Southeast Asia: 104
- Sub-Saharan Africa: 89
- Mexico: 82
- Central America/Caribbean: 83
- South America: 86
(5) TBTF = Too Big to Fail